Frank Keesling thought he was in trouble nine years ago when he got a call from the Wynkoop Brewing Company asking why there were so many gorillas sitting at the bar. Although the question sounded like the punchline to a joke, it actually came as more of a relief to Keesling, who had organized the G ... More >>
We don't know if the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records would consider awarding a world-record honor for a post about the Guinness Book of World Records -- but if they do, Estately is definitely in the running. The site discovered and ranked world records for every state in the union, inclu ... More >>
Saturday's Denver Gorilla Run not only broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed in gorilla suits, but also featured an encyclopedic number of variations on the theme: There were pink gorillettes and samurai gorillas, Big Bang Theory nerdillas and some folks who pla ... More >>
Sometimes flawless technique, inspired lyrics and a devoted fan base aren't enough. Sometimes you've gotta do something outlandish to step up your game and grab the world's attention. Some would say that getting on a stage and saying, "Hey! Watch what I'm doing!" might be considered attention-seekin ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
What better way to get in on a Guinness World Record than to participate in the annual Great Guinness Toast? The annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest toast -- using Guinness brew, of course -- will take place at 9 p.m. tonight at Fado Irish Pub, 1735 19th ... More >>
This afternoon, residents are invited to participate in something referred to as a "spirit rally:" Come down to Bannock between 14th and Colfax sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., hang out with the cheerleaders and Mayor Michael Hancock and use blue, white and orange chalk to transform the stree ... More >>
Migg and Mutts Craft CreameryAfter leaving Crook's Palace, the Casarez brothers will focus on their ice cream business.Mike and Matt Casarez have been running a restaurant in the historic Crook's Palace since 2008, where they've attracted a following with their house-cured bacon, house-baked ... More >>
It's hard to believe that Suburban Home Records has been around nearly two decades now. Seriously. Where does the time go? The label -- home to heralded bands like the Gamits and Drag the River over the years -- has weathered a lot of storms and this coming September, it will be celebrating i ... More >>
Migg and Mutts Craft CreameryAfter experimenting with unique ice cream concoctions in a three-quart mixer in the kitchen of Crook's Palace in Black Hawk, Matt and Mike Casarez set out to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of ice cream flavors on display at one time. And ... More >>
"Mom, look it's a belly flop contest!" The boy's mom looks down at him, then at the competitors. She utters only one word: "Ouch." And ouch is right. At the 15th Annual Belly Flop Splashdown, which took place this morning at Water World, college students from across Colorado (and even two fr ... More >>
It's not every day that you see a cow in an inner tube. Of course, it's also not every day that records are broken. No word yet on whether Water World helped break the Guinness world record today for the largest swimming lesson, but one thing's for sure: the attempt was a lot of fun. Accordin ... More >>
Grab the Guinness Book of World Records, because we've got a ridiculous tale to tell. Earlier this week, a man in Australia purchased a Led Zeppelin T-shirt for $10,000, making it the largest sum anyone has paid for a vintage band shirt. That doesn't mean there aren't shirts that are valued h ... More >>
When it was all over, after The Great Cloth Diaper Change event at the Scheitler Recreation Center in Berkeley Park this past Saturday morning, I was pacing back and forth underneath a basketball hoop in the gymnasium while bottle-feeding one of my twins when a man in his sixties sauntered in ... More >>
We've finally started getting some of those April showers the old tales speak of, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be venturing out in to the great big world this weekend. While the ground might be a little damp, you'll still have plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, inc ... More >>
Deepak Sharma Bajagain broke two Guinness World Records on Saturday, March 26, at the Community College of Aurora as part of the Work for Children Food Campaign 2011 hosted by the Global Lynx Foundation and Nepal Tourism Campaign: One for the Most Envelopes Torn in half in Thirty seconds, and ... More >>
You got nothing on this, other states.It was a momentous day for the Centennial State on Saturday, when Deepak Sharma Bajagain shattered the Guinness world records for Most Envelopes Torn in Half in Thirty Seconds and Most Grapes Eaten in Three Minutes with a Small Plastic Spoon (stay tuned - ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Patricia Calhoun's top 7 ways of improving Colorado tourism post mentions ex-guv Bill Ritter and a tourism official who suggested that Colorado is the "new Scotland" because of all the distilleries here. Said official responded in our comments section to defend this tag, but not t ... More >>
Photo via Hatch BoulderMark Stoddard made more cocktails in one hour than anyone else...ever.One hour, 108 bottles of vodka and two Guinness World Records. That was yesterday for Mark Stoddard, mixologist at Happy/Bitter Bar in Boulder, and seven teammates in the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup U. ... More >>
Protip: If you have $13 million, convert it into coins and then ski down the hill they make.It seems like a pretty steep price to pay for a website with terrible search engine recognition (it doesn't even come up in the first page of results) and no current discernible purpose (it's basically ... More >>
Really?It's the day we've all been patiently waiting and preparing for the entire year. The one day when we can come together as a people, not just as Americans, but also as human beings, and celebrate the magnificent beauty and potential of the human imagination. Yes, today is Guinness World ... More >>
For nearly thirty years, Mickey Melchiondo's been making music under a moniker. As Dean Ween, one of the eponymous creative forces behind Ween, Melchiondo's carved out an ambitious musical niche since founding the band with Aaron Freeman - aka Gene Ween - in the 1980s. In advance of Ween's ... More >>
The annual Denver Gorilla Run is one of the weirdest (and most fun) fundraisers this city has to offer. Last year, the run set a Guinness World Record for the most people in gorilla costumes in one place: 1,061 gorilla-costumed racers ran for 3.5 miles to achive that honor.
It's turning out that Zach Tipton, the man behind the "apocalyptic pop" of I Am the Dot is not only crazy talented but somewhat prolific. His debut self-titled EP just came out November 4 and here, on the very first day of December, he's released another one. This new release is Rare Creature ... More >>
Shauna AhernOne in eight Coloradoans will struggle to put food on the table this holiday season, and 99 percent of food banks in the state have reported an enormous surge in the need for emergency assistance. Kudos, then, to the Colorado Egg Producers, whose Good Egg Project is lending a hel ... More >>
Bananas kick off the Gorilla Run.Halloween is always a big day at the Wynkoop Brewing Co., because the pub celebrates its birthday that day (it's 21 years old this year) and because of the annual Denver Gorilla Run, a 5.6K race in which everyone dresses up as a gorilla and raises money to sup ... More >>
Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm Join Henry and Indy Jones at Film on the Rocks.Film on the Rocks is, hands down, my favorite summer film series in the area. First, there's the gorgeous view of the city from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Then there's all the a ... More >>
Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records.
Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean blew into Denver mid-day Wednesday to kick off the one-year countdown to the Democratic National Convention. He stood on the sweltering concrete outside the Pepsi Center, along with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Gov. Bill Ritter to pump up hund ... More >>
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